or bru·lée

[ broo-ley, broo-lee; French bry-ley ]
/ bruˈleɪ, ˈbru li; French brüˈleɪ /

noun, plural bru·lés [broo-leyz, broo-leez; French bry-ley] /bruˈleɪz, ˈbru liz; French brüˈleɪ/.

(in the Pacific Northwest) an area of forest destroyed by fire.
Canadian. land covered with rocks or scrub growth.


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Origin of brulé

1785–95, Americanism; < French: burnt, past participle of brûler; see broil1

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Definition for brule (2 of 2)

[ broo-ley ]
/ bruˈleɪ /

noun, plural Bru·lés, (especially collectively) Bru·lé.

a member of a North American Indian people belonging to the Teton branch of the Dakota. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for brule



/ (bruːˈleɪ) /


(sometimes not capital) short for bois-brûlé
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